THIS is the scene at Mudeford as a flood warning is enforced in Christchurch.

Waves were seen splashing over barriers and flooding the walkways at Mudeford Quay this morning.

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The Environment Agency forecast high spring tides.

The flooding comes after a yellow warning for strong winds in the BCP area. 

The peak high water level is at 10:45 AM on April 9, with a level of 1.39 mAOD and westerly force 6 winds. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of these times. 

Areas most at risk include those close to Christchurch Harbour, including Mudeford, Stanpit, the Quomps, and Wick.

Large waves are expected, and high tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise.

Bournemouth Echo: Credit: Scott Segrue Credit: Scott Segrue (Image: Scott Segrue)


A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We are closely monitoring the situation, and our incident response staff will be closing flood gates.

“If you have not already done so, please consider installing property flood resilience equipment.

“Please stay away from beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as the expected large waves and sea spray will be dangerous.

“Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings."